Impact Hub MSP believes in creating opportunities for our members and the broader community. We partner with like-minded organizations to host programs that drive social impact in the Twin Cities.

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Impact Investing Ecosystem Map

Chameleon Shoppes

The Chameleon Consortium is a private-public group dedicated to the experiential and economic vitality of downtown Minneapolis. Our purpose is to create vibrant downtown experiences by transforming empty retail spaces into equity opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses. We’re passionate about opening up business opportunities that may not have been possible before. We’re thrilled to be a part of an evolving downtown that evokes inclusive interest, attraction and pride.

1 Million Cups MSP

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs

Minnesota B Local

Minnesota B Local is a community of B Corps and B Enthusiasts in Minnesota

  • Engage and connect the local community of B Corp employees to strengthen the health and efficacy of B Corp companies.
  • Increase the positive impact of the local B Economy.
  • Raise awareness about the B Economy locally, including growing the number of Certified B Corps in the community.

Communities of Practice

Topic and sector-focused peer-to-peer learning networks provide structured opportunities for sharing best practices and technical knowledge. Current Communities of Practice: Impact Investing & Impact Measurement and Reporting.

Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem Map

 

For the purpose of this map, an impact investment is defined as an investment that seeks to create both positive financial return as well as positive social or environmental impact that is actively measured. This map has allowed our local impact investing community to understand the breadth and complexity of the impact investing activity in the twin cities as well as provide context to each organization how they fit within the ecosystem.